Byline: Ross Reyburn
'We live in the shadowlands. The sun is always shining, somewhere else, round a bend in the road, over the brow of a hill.'
This sad remark from a terribly sad film comes from Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins playing the writer C. S. Lewis in the film Shadowlands (1993) and surfaces in Cassell's Movie Quotations, a marvellous addition to a considerable list of quotation reference books.
Author Arthur Rees, deviser and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Quote . . . Unquote programme, has assembled an impressive collection of quotations connected with the film world in this superbly presented publication. His material is listed under both the names of famous actors and producers while under the titles of films themselves you can find examples of scriptwriting at its most memorable.
Unsurprisingly with the success of Hollywood, humour dominates much of the book. Virginia Mayo may not rank high on the list of Hollywood stars but in the 1954 movie King Richard and the …